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Lake Taal

Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We hired a van and driver to take us from Mall of Asia to Lake Taal - cost 4500 PHP. A couple of my friends are Filipinos so it made this trip a lot easier. We left at 0315 and got there around 0445. We stopped a couple of times to ask for boat drivers and we were led to... More

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Marikina, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I recently went to Tagaytay and was bit disappointed when we decided to visit Taal lake. We were approached by one of the locals telling us that we can rent a boat for only P1500. She was telling us that it will take us to Taal lake, she was also showing us a card board with pictures of the boat,... More

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Marikina, Philippines
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My friend, cousin and I went there this weekend. We went to Tagaytay Rotonda where there was a banner that says "Taal Boat Ride Information" or something and inquired for packages there. They showed us a package worth Php 6,500 for boat ride + Horseback ride + food and drinks. we told them we're just availing of the boat because... More

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Batangas, Batangas City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really nothing much to see here apart from the volcano, and there are far better sites then coming to Taal to see one. Once here there are no real tourist attractions apart from the donkey ride up the mountain and if you want to sit on a flee ridden - very old donkey then be my guest. Not geared for... More

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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Its a nice view when you are looking at it on top of a mountain, but once you are in its shoreline its already full of resorts offering a ride to taal volcano. I wish the local gov't would take out the fishponds surrounding it. The lake also provides a good tasting fish called tilapia. Its better to visit it... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Me and my friend went in january to Talisay, Lake Taal. We took the bus from Manilla to Tagatay (2,5 hrs) and from there we picked a tricycle to Talisay (20-30min). Talisay itself is nothing special. We stayed at Touristar, we do'nt recommend! Very expensive (1500 peso) in relation to the lack cleaning, interest & attention. The owner was suppressing... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Just a two hour trip from Manila, and another one and a half hour of boat ride and hiking to the top of the volcano and down to its crater. Here you will experience what is inside the crater of a volcano. Taal volcano, well this is a lake inside a volcano surrounded by a lake inside an outer volcano.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Well we'd heard about the "island in a lake in an island in a lake in an island in the sea" and so we took a short weekend trip to the area to check it out. It seems there are a couple of key elements to doing this successfully: - book a package containing transport to the lakeside and the... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a blast over at Taal; to be fair we were invited by very knowledgeable local friends who arranged and paid for everything so we did not have to deal with the many hassles other foreign friends told us about; first and foremost the aggressive touts. In fact, two of formerly mentioned said friends came with us so they... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Kids enjoyed evey aspect of this trip - the winding car trip and imagining the volcano across the lake, the the longtail boat ride, and the riding to the rim (Ponies? Donkeys? Small horses?). Was a little disapppinted there weren't more paths to hike around at the top but overall this was a really fun day with family and friends.... More

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